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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Overall a great place for the rates in La Jolla. However, do not expect luxurious accommodations. It looks like they've invested more in updating the common area than the rooms. Our bathroom needed a complete remodel and the room could use an aesthetic updating. Also the television was oddly positioned at a heigh lower than that of the bed.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear amabosatl: I am sorry to hear that you were not overly impressed with your accommodations here at the Grande Colonial. We are committed to keeping our rooms and public spaces updated and modernized, while maintaining our historic charm. But because we are a historic property, we are limited in what we can do. We do have rooms that provide...

Frisco
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I had three rooms for the weekend for my family. In room 415 the toilet would not stop running when flushed. I fixed it so we would not waste any water. It was running when we checked in so I do not know how long it had been running before we got there. I did not like the way inflated...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear DennissM4443ZT: Thank you for the feedback you provided about your recent stay with us. We appreciate you business very much. I am sorry about the issues you experienced with your toilet. We do not see any reports of a problem being reported so are taking a look at all three of the rooms you reserved immediately to ensure that...

Reviewed 29 September 2015

This hotel is the perfect place to stay in LaJolla. The rooms are super and so updated. Plenty of chargers, great TV, excellent in every way. Staff could not have tried harder to make our stay the best.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Liz: Well you can't get any better than "best stay ever". Thank you so much for the 5-star rating and very positive review. We take great pride in our service and providing a staff that is warm, gracious and genuinely-friendly. It sounds as if we did just that during your stay and I appreciate very much you pointing that...

Fleet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We stayed at this hotel as part of our PCH roadtrip. Location is great and we were warmly greeted by the valet. Check in was good and our room was excellent - although it was expensive. The pool is small but clean and well serviced. the Nine-Ten restaurant was superb!

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Richard - Well it sounds like you had a wonderful experience while visiting California from the UK. Taking a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway is such a great way to see some amazing sights and attractions renowned to the California coastline. We appreciate you making La Jolla and the Grande Colonial one of what I am sure...

Hanover, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This older hotel has amazing charm and has been kept up to date. It has clean, freshly painted rooms with clean carpets. We received a free upgrade to an ocean view room simply by asking. The staff is friendly, making it a point to welcome you back by yor name. The bed was comfortable. The location is smack dab in...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear 531debb: I am delighted to read your review about your recent visit to the Grande Colonial and am very happy that our front desk staff were able to upgrade you to an ocean-view guest room. Like I always say, “ask and you shall receive”. It sounds as if we did exactly what we strive to do each and every...

Yuma
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is a beautiful hotel with excellent service. We had a great view of the ocean from our room and the ocean breezes were wonderful. Dinner at the restaurant was first class all the way. Can't wait to visit there again!

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Rashelle: Thank you very much for your nice comments about your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. We really appreciate your recognition of our property. Your comment about the ocean breezes is one we hear quite often. I hope you took advantage of the ability to open the windows in your guest room. We are one of the few...

Glenview
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Everything was excellent except for the fact that the air cond. in our room was blowing right onto our bed. Food was pricey but very good. Pool was cute and clean. Service was good. Parking is a problem if you can't find a spot alongside the hotel.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear georgetX3965LX: Thank you very much for the feedback about your recent visit. I am sorry about the air conditioner. I know it has been extremely warm here in La Jolla and not using the air conditioner isn't an option. I will have our team take a look at the placement of the vents immediately. I also just want to...

Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 22 September 2015

i was very disappointed in our stay - there was a wedding taking place and the reception was right above our room - the noise was deafing. I feel we should have been informed that this event was taking place and basically taking over the hotel at our check in, giving us the option of moving to another hotel. I...

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear Donna - I am very sorry about the noise issues you experienced during your recent visit to the Grande Colonial. We did indeed have a wedding taking place and I apologize that the noise from the event was heard from you guest room. Please know that I have discussed this with my team to ensure that when we do...

Tucson
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Overall, the facilities were outstanding and the service was absolutely excellent. We also enjoyed the food and beverage services. The only shortcoming was the cramped bathroom space. We definitely will look forward to returning again.

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GrandeColonial, General Manager at Grande Colonial La Jolla, responded to this review

Dear carlp583: We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your recent stay at the Grande Colonial. We hope the extra heat we have been experiencing wasn't too reminiscent of what you experience daily in Arizona. Thanks for letting us know that the bathroom wasn't enough space for you. We have made a note in your guest folio...

Minnetonka, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Second stay with the Grand Colonial and loved it as much if not more. The location is perfect- you are in the heart of La Jolla so it is completely walkable. The ocean is right there and so are the sea lions. Great restaurants in house and nearby. I had a conference is San Diego but chose to stay here....

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Dear Robert: Welcome Back! Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us during your second trip back to La Jolla. I'm so happy that we exceeded your expectations even more this time around. I am also very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your trip back, especially the positive comments about our location and our close proximity...

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the seaside Village of La Jolla, just 15 minutes north of downtown San Diego, the Four Diamond Grande Colonial offers classic European styling in the intimate setting of a boutique hotel. For more than a century, the Grande Colonial has been one of the most esteemed hotels in San Diego. But beyond the turn of the century architecture, our true hallmark is our warm, friendly staff and gracious service. We take pride in preserving the heritage laid down by our founders more than 100 years ago by providing the finest experience in first class accommodations. And just as those founders envisioned in 1913, the Grande Colonial remains today a classic hotel that rivals anything in the West. Commanding views of the California coastline, the Grande Colonial overlooks the shores of the Pacific Ocean and is ideally located just steps away from miles of beautiful beaches renowned to Southern California. Within walking distance are world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment and within a short drive are an abundance of golf, recreation and visitor attractions.The hotel features 93 air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites (some with fully-equipped kitchens and fireplaces). With its ideal location, gracious service and environment of extraordinary comfort, the Grande Colonial hotel provides the ideal destination for travelers to La Jolla. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grande Colonial La Jolla

Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
Region: United States > California > San Diego > La Jolla
Price Range: €219 - €320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grande Colonial La Jolla 4*
Number of rooms: 93
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